Malacca Shafts

Carved ivory topped cane or walking stick with malacca shaft, bust of a queen mounted to malacca shaft, likely France

p4A ItemID D9812965
Ivory pique handled walking stick, classical form handle with vertical zigzag lines of pique offset with zigzag incising, malacca shaft, English

p4A ItemID D9812964
Abraham Lincoln gutta percha handled cane with relief waist length Lincoln bust on malacca shaft with steel ferrule

p4A ItemID D9778484
Spyglass cane with swivel mount concealed scope, brass handle and Malacca shaft

p4A ItemID D9771548

Malacca Cane Shafts

A flexible type of bamboo from Southeast Asia, Malacca was the preferred, premium shaft for quality canes. It is most often associated with canes of English provenance, but was used throughout the world in fine dress canes, especially before 1830.


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